S. CHRIS SHIRLEY

Playing by the Book
Playing by the Book

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S. Chris Shirley is an award-winning writer/director and former President of the Board of Lambda Literary. His debut novel, PLAYING BY THE BOOK, was the first coming out novel to win a National IPPY Medal in religious fiction. He directed Roger Kuhn’s music video, “What’s Your Name,” which aired nationally in the US and made the annual MTV-Logo Top 10.  He also wrote/directed “Plus,” an award-winning short film that played at film festivals internationally.


Chris graduated from Auburn University where he served as photo editor of The Auburn Plainsman. He later received a graduate degree from Columbia University and studied filmmaking at New York University. He was born and raised in Greenville, Alabama and now resides in Manhattan.


Contact him at chris@schrisshirley.com.

S. Chris Shirley